Leadership Development Program

At The College at Brockport, formal opportunities for leadership development are provided through a developmentally sequenced, co-curricular certificate program based primarily on the Social Change Model of Leadership.

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The Leadership Development Program (LDP) offers students the opportunity to engage in a variety of experiences that have been shown to have a significant impact on students’ leadership development.

The program utilizes the following methods to encourage leadership development in a diverse world:

  • Engaging workshops and seminars

  • Mentoring relationships with faculty, staff and students

  • Ongoing opportunities for community service

  • Discussions with peers about issues of diversity, privilege and social justice

  • Social action projects within the community

  • Annual leadership conference, planned by Capstone Certificate participants, that allows students to develop relationships with Brockport alumni who serve as session presenters

Order of Certificates

Winner of the 2014 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Grand Bronze Excellence Award

The Leadership Development Program engages nearly 400 students and 200 faculty, staff and alumni annually. Based on results from the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, students who participate in the Leadership Development Program are shown to have significantly higher rates of experience with high impact practices and other indicators of student engagement.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • All students have the capacity to demonstrate leadership.

  • Leadership is a process that leads to social change.

  • Leadership is purposeful and collaborative.

  • Leadership is service and civic engagement.

  • The application of sound leadership principles enables us to leave the world in a better place than when we entered it.

  • Leadership concepts are explored across all academic disciplines and can be learned through curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Have questions? Want to know more? Email us at leadership@brockport.edu

Last Updated 12/3/18

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